Rose Helen Mitchell / Long is the Way and Hard
Harry, an Australian veteran from World War I, and Caitlin, an English girl, meet briefly at the end of the war. When Caitlin writes to Harry with the news that her husband Patrick has died, and that she has given birth to a son, Joseph, they begin friendly correspondence. Through these letters, Harry’s feelings for Caitlin grow into love and he eventually proposes marriage to her.
Ian Coulls / Bookends
Reflecting a lifetime of travel and people from everywhere, Ian Coulls’s stories are drawn from Western, Middle Eastern and Far Eastern cultures.
Libby Sommer / Stories from Bondi
Stories from Bondi centre on women - their joys, doubts, loves and realisations.
Roslyn McFarland / All the Lives We've Lived
‘This is an exceptional novel - a work of the imagination edged with compelling reality.' - Robert Adamson
Leigh Swinbourne / Shadow in the Forest
Evelyn Carter, a young idealistic zoologist, travels to Tasmania as part of a project to keep that heat turned up. Deep in the wilderness, alone, she is confronted by an extraordinary event that will challenge both herself and her deep love of the natural world.
T.M. Collins / Until a Shrimp Learns to Whistle
A compellingly mordant yet profound and moving meditation on the ephemeral quality of our existence.
Anthony J. Langford / A Refugee's Rage
Two stories. Two individuals. One journey. One destiny.
Carol Patterson / State of the Heart
Carol Patterson’s arresting style infuses her short stories with fresh, vibrant life.
Dominic Kirwan / The Holy Babble
The Holy Babble is a sumptuous feast for the imagination. In this Hieronymus Bosch style drive-through, Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny steal the Christ myth. Panty thieves, monkeys chained to word processors, and rebellious talking ants inhabit decrepit fringes of the city of Moralpanik.
Brian Hungerford / She Said She Knew What Side of the Family That Came From
Brian Hungerford is an award winning author and one of the World’s most experienced storytellers, in the oral tradition.
Derek Mortimer / Vigil & other stories
Some of the tales in Vigil are sad, some are funny, some are both. All are full of humanity and a love for life.
Laurie Brady / Beyond the Pale
This collection of short stories focuses on a variety of unusual but not atypical emotional and lifestyle reactions people experience as a result of guilt, compassion, indiscretion, abuse, jealousy, fantasy, loss, sense of mission, and impending death.
Terry Whitebeach & Gina Mercer (editors) / The Sky Falls Down: An Anthology of Loss
In this compelling collection, eighty-nine writers traverse their particular territory of loss and bring back travellers’ tales. Their skilfully crafted accounts are insightful, inspiring, amusing, heart-breaking, resilient and, above all, damn good reading.
Janis Spehr / Flowers for the Protestants
Most of the stories are located in a domesticated rural landscape which nevertheless retains a haunting, crooked beauty while some occur in an urban environment which enables women to forge new identities through work and love.
Julie Thorndyke / Mrs Rickaby's Lullaby
Mrs Rickaby’s Lullaby is an engaging novel of haunting lyricism and gentle humour, exploring the timeless themes of love, loss and widowhood, friendship and belonging.
Colin Rogers / From the Mallee: Five stories
Five stories to take you away from the anonymity of big cities and into the Mallee. Into communities where everyone knows everyone else’s business or, if they don’t know it, they invent it.
Angus Gaunt / Prime Cuts
Themes of deception, betrayal and unexpected delight are woven through Angus Gaunt’s first collection of stories.
Edna Taylor / The Empty Chair & other stories
'Classic short stories have an immediate momentum taking us directly to the action or the issue. They have an economy of time and place and a sudden resolution. Edna Taylor’s short stores are indeed such classics.' - Dr Michael Liddle
J.S. Scholz / Little Islands and other stories
J.S. Scholz’s writing has won many prestigious awards, and been published as far afield as Norway. Now, a unique selection of his stories is gathered here - small islands in a big sea.
Brennan O'Shea / Don't Wait
Stories by Brennan O’Shea have been described as ‘quirky’. Don’t Wait is a selection from the last twenty years. O’Shea lives a very quiet life in a seaside suburb of Adelaide.